6 years of Scouts, and it’s coming to an end…

The day was finally over. After many painstaking minutes, she finally got her daughter off to bed and had leaned back into the recliner to enjoy a good book. But the silence was short-lived.

The door swung open and a bouncing seven-year-old tore into the lounge, jumping onto her lap. He was covered in some mess acquired during another fun-filled night at Keas.Read More

Sometimes you have to just laugh, or you’ll cry.

There are some mornings that you should just stay in bed. I believe this morning was one of them.

Wee... Wait... How did I get down here?

Wee… Wait… How did I get down here?

This morning, the lovely city of Christchurch woke up to thin layers of ice everywhere. I should probably inform you that my driveway never sees the sun, so every winter, we get ice on the driveway. This morning was no different. My husband had put my truck out on the road (so he could get to his car) which meant the kids and I needed to walk down the slippery drive. My daughter slipped, but luckily stayed upright. We get to the truck and the handles had frozen over. My son and daughter had to combine their strengths to open the back door. It was hilarious to watch. Heave. Ho. Heave. Ho. And fly backward as the door flies open.Read More

Beauty Tips: New or Old Advice?

While on a recent visit to the hair salon, I decided to actually sit down and look at the many magazines they had. I don’t normally do this. I’m either reading a book, or the work of another writer they asked me to review. But the latest issue of the Next magazine sported an article title that caught my eye: The New Beauty Rules: 30s, 40s, 50s & Beyond. So I had to look at what new advice is out there.

I laughed.Read More

Why I Admire My Mother…

I recently posted a series of posts on Facebook and Twitter entitled Why I Admire My Mother. It was my way of celebrating my mother’s birthday, and telling the world why I love her so much.

So here it is in its entirety:


It’s my mother’s birthday in a few weeks, and I’ve decided to celebrate the amazing woman she is (and to tell her how much I love her) that I would run a series of posts with at least one new reason every day why she is worthy of admiring, including any anecdotes to go with the reasons. She may never see this, unless Dad shows them to her (you hear that Dad… show them to her), and these little tidbits may prove to be more embarrassing for me, but this is all about my Mom. What better place to start than right there.Read More